Symposium on Cunningham Dance Technique - Elementary level (Motion picture) at New York University, 1985-11-18

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Title
Symposium on Cunningham Dance Technique - Elementary level (Motion picture) at New York University, 1985-11-18
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Bloom, Michael (Speaker)
Brockway, Merrill (Panelist)
Caplan, Elliot (Speaker)
Hayman-Chaffey, Susana (Panelist)
Jowitt, Deborah (Panelist)
Miller, Michael (Speaker)
Oswald, Genevieve (Moderator)
Rhodes, Lawrence (Speaker)
Setterfield, Valda (Panelist)
Siegel, Marcia B (Panelist)
Tam, Bobby (Recording engineer)
New York University (Host)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1985-11-18
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTC-A 1413
Topics
Cunningham, Merce
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Cunningham Dance Technique - Elementary level (Motion picture)
Winterbranch (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Dance in motion pictures, television, etc
Dance -- Study and teaching
Modern dance -- Technique
Genres
Panel discussions
Notes
Content: Contains a screening and panel discussion about Cunningham Dance Technique - Elementary level (Motion picture).
Content: Title, dates, panelists, and location provided by cataloger based on handwritten notes on original cassettes and containers, and audition.
Content: Handwritten note on original cassette and container no. 1: "Tape #1 NYU Symposium on Cunningham: re. the Elem. Technique videotape. Panel: [Deborah] Jowitt, Seigel [Marcia Siegel], [Valda] Setterfield, [Merrill] Brockway ; 11/18/85 ; Dolby B ; Bobby Tam: Engineer ; "A" only". Handwritten note on original cassette and container no. 2: "Tape #2 Cunningham Tech. Symposium cont'd ; Dolby B ; Side A only". Handwritten note on original cassette and container no. 3: "Tape #3 Tech. Symposium cont'd ; Dolby B ; Side A only". Handwritten note on original cassette and container no. 4: "Tape #4 Tech. Symposium cont'd ; Dolby B ; Side A only".
Venue: Recorded at New York University in, New York, New York, 1985 November 18.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 4 audiocassettes (97 minutes total) : analog
Sound quality is mostly good; the speakers are at times recorded at a distance from the microphone.
Description
Streaming file 1: Michael Miller, Larry [Lawrence] Rhodes, and Michael Bloom introduce the evening, consisting of a panel discussion and screening of Cunningham Dance Technique - Elementary level (Motion picture). Moderator Genevieve Oswald introduces ideas around documentation of dance, filming dance, and the panelists, Merrill Brockway, Marcia Siegel, Deborah Jowitt, Susana Hayman-Chaffey, and Valda Setterfield; topics include: differences in time and space when dance is filmed and some of Cunningham's responses to accommodate these, the original idea and purpose for creating the videotape to document the basic "language" of Cunningham technique, more on the technique itself; work mentioned: Winterbranch (1964); ends abruptly.Streaming file 2: Begins abruptly with an audience member comment/question on the spinal articulation in the Cunningham technique; moderator Genevieve Oswald with panelists, Merrill Brockway, Marcia Siegel, Deborah Jowitt, Susana Hayman-Chaffey, and Valda Setterfield; topics include: the universality of the Cunningham technique and individual physical interpretations of it, the value of a live dance teacher for transmission of technique and ways in which the video could be used, Elliot Caplan [in the audience] makes a comment on Cunningham's thoughts around the ways in which he intended the video to be used, more on how they imagine the video to be used, more on the idea of using the video as a reference in a teaching setting; ends abruptly.Streaming file 3: Begins abruptly; moderator Genevieve Oswald with panelists, Merrill Brockway, Marcia Siegel, Deborah Jowitt, Susana Hayman-Chaffey, and Valda Setterfield; topics include: the question of authentic transmission and documentation of the technique, the visual clarity of the video and Cunningham's narrative language for the video, the fragility of video as a medium and historical document, more on the purpose of the video and authenticity in transmitting dance; ends abruptly.Streaming file 4: Begins abruptly; moderator Genevieve Oswald with panelists, Merrill Brockway, Marcia Siegel, Deborah Jowitt, Susana Hayman-Chaffey, and Valda Setterfield; topics include: critiques and praises of the video, and more on ways that it could be used.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 913886752
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20732259
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3114c5b0-b8f2-0133-4e9b-60f81dd2b63c
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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1985). Symposium on Cunningham Dance Technique - Elementary level (Motion picture) at New York University, 1985-11-18 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/34c9ed80-b8f2-0133-a2bc-60f81dd2b63c

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Symposium on Cunningham Dance Technique - Elementary level (Motion picture) at New York University, 1985-11-18